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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #440 on: 05/04/2017 10:43 PM »
The real problem with naming fairing halves as couples (say Barak and Michelle, and Donald and Melania), is what happens after the first launch. What if Barak needs more inspections, so instead Donald is paired up with Michelle?  ::)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #441 on: 05/04/2017 11:08 PM »
The real problem with naming fairing halves as couples (say Barak and Michelle, and Donald and Melania), is what happens after the first launch. What if Barak needs more inspections, so instead Donald is paired up with Michelle?  ::)
It's worse than that. Every couple MUST split-up shortly after launch, and anything other than a clean split could result in LOM.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #442 on: 05/04/2017 11:25 PM »
Alimony and severance...

Would bring a new meaning to LOM... Loss Of Matrimony.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #443 on: 05/04/2017 11:29 PM »
Wife. Girlfriend.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #444 on: 05/05/2017 12:10 AM »
Alimony and severance...

Would bring a new meaning to LOM... Loss Of Matrimony.

Worse still, I've been with my wife for 34 years. Any idea how difficult a separation would be? Might remain attached and cause LOM. (Loss of Mates?) Better stick to numbers or something.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #445 on: 05/05/2017 12:44 AM »
What about musical duos? They split up all the time.

Simon and Garfunkel
Sonny and Cher
Ike and Tina Turner

Well, maybe not!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #446 on: 05/05/2017 12:50 AM »
What about musical duos? They split up all the time.

Simon and Garfunkel
Sonny and Cher
Ike and Tina Turner

Well, maybe not!
That could work. They often go on reunion tours after the break-up.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #447 on: 05/05/2017 01:39 AM »
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That could work. They often go on reunion tours after the break-up.

Or form new groups like the Traveling Wilburys.   Celine and Ozzy anyone?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #448 on: 05/05/2017 07:41 PM »
I apologize for the European diversion, but I couldn't find an Arianespace Party Thread  ??? Go figure.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #449 on: 05/08/2017 01:19 AM »
Two plus days and no posts?...  :o

I guess the next launch being expendable  :'( kinda killed this party thread...  ???

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #450 on: 05/08/2017 06:11 AM »
It's one of 'those' byob, bring your own boostback parties.  :-X

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #451 on: 05/08/2017 11:10 AM »
We could ask to rename the party thread?
 How about the expendable party thread...
wait. Bad idea, Let's keep the current name.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #452 on: 05/08/2017 01:24 PM »
We should start campaigning for video on expendable first stage disassembly on reentry...  why waste a perfectly planned and executed kaboom. 
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #453 on: 05/08/2017 01:51 PM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #454 on: 05/08/2017 02:12 PM »
Phew!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #455 on: 05/09/2017 01:20 PM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #456 on: 05/11/2017 02:17 PM »
In the audio from the Livestream; I heard a question asked by the Great Michael Collins!! :) Good to know he's still about and interested. His biography was the first Astronaut bio I ever read - and one of the best at that.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #457 on: 05/11/2017 02:45 PM »
I apologize for the European diversion, but I couldn't find an Arianespace Party Thread  ??? Go figure.

Quote from: Caleb Henry
Overseen in Kourou: the Guiana Space Center's Jupiter control room made entirely out of legos.
https://twitter.com/CHenry_SN/status/860570441727045632

(Lar, try to concentrate on the picture. You're probably not authorized to edit Caleb's twitter)

That's pretty cool! We need someone to do that for KSC :) Or for SpaceX Hawthorne :)  And I controlled myself about the tweet!!!!

We could ask to rename the party thread?
 How about the expendable party thread...
wait. Bad idea, Let's keep the current name.


"They were expendable" ??

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TOTALLY off topic... sigh.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #458 on: 05/11/2017 05:00 PM »
This cadence is pleasant. Being a SpaceX fan is now like being an F1 fan: a Grand Prix weekend every other week more or less. I can almost imagine the 2-second pit stops for landed boosters...  :o ;)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #459 on: 05/11/2017 05:45 PM »
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